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Why would the gas transfer factor be low if you had interstitial lung disease?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
In brief: Thick membrane
In interstitial lung disease the membranes that oxygen has to pass through to get into from your airways into your bloodstream is thickened.
This produces a decrease in the dlco which is a measure of "gas transferability.".

In brief: Thick membrane
In interstitial lung disease the membranes that oxygen has to pass through to get into from your airways into your bloodstream is thickened.
This produces a decrease in the dlco which is a measure of "gas transferability.".
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